Mazen Kerbaj’s Newest Graphic Novel, ‘Lettre a la Mere,’ Launches Today in Beirut

Lebanese musician, graphic novelist, and painter Mazen Kerbaj has announced the release of his long-awaited new book:

Lettre22The novel, Lettre a la Mere, will be published in France by L’Apocalypse. The launch party, exhibition, and signing is at the Beirut Art Center today, from 6 to 9 p.m.

According to the Art Center:

For this occasion, Kerbaj will also exhibit the original comic strip boards, many of which have been shown in the context of the Angoulême International Comics Festival last January, and the Fumetto International Comix Festival Lucerne last March.

The exhibition will be on view until August 3, 2013 on the upper floor of Beirut Art Center.

In his release email, he added that, “for those who are not in Lebanon, the book is available in bookstores in France (and the half-dead francophone world). For the rest of the world, it is available online at”

Information and excerpts at:

Mazen Kerbaj trans. into English:

We Have,” trans. Mazen Kerbaj, on Words Without Borders.

Military Method,” a cartoon on MR Zine.